Tag Archives: cross

The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Many of my friends on death row know exactly what started me off doing death row ministry.  They know who God first laid upon my heart.  From time to time, we talk about it – especially when there is news.  … Continue reading

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Fighting Evil With Love

I wanted to share this editorial I wrote for a journalism class on April 26, 2013 — 11 days after the Boston Marathon Bombings, 7 days after Jahar was captured, and 5 days after I made a daily commitment for … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Jahar

Note: I realize that Jahar will never read this, nor is this what I would actually write him if the special administrative measures weren’t in place because he’d probably find it extremely offensive. I just wanted to let out the … Continue reading

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Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart

I have wanted to write about Exodus for a long time – but tonight, I experienced a moment of anger, frustration, brokenheartedness, and hopelessness.  When I finally had the chance to write is when I felt the least like writing … Continue reading

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A Story of Scandalous Grace

“God in eternity looked upon me foreseeing my fallenness, my pride, my sin and said, ‘I want that man in My family. I will pay for him to be in My family with My Son’s life.’ That’s love folks. That … Continue reading

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Don’t Shrink Back

Editor’s Note:  This is an anonymous submission from the author of “Open Letter: Another Story of God Working on Our Hearts.” Time has passed. Over a year since the attack on Boston in April 2013, and several months since I … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Grace

“Grace, what have You done? Murdered for [him] on that cross Accused in absence of wrong [His] sin washed away in Your blood Too much to make sense of it all I know that Your love breaks [his] fall The … Continue reading

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The Nature of God

As Christians, we often feel like we have a good grasp of the Gospel and that we understand the nature of the God we serve…..but do we really?  I now know that, before God placed Jahar on my heart, I … Continue reading

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Every Captive Free

As Jesus was on the cross, He wasn’t just fighting for those who were coming; He was actually fighting for the hearts of those pounding the nails into His hands. I think it’s so easy to focus on the victim … Continue reading

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The need for consistency

God could have taken away sin, by taking away the sinner, as he took away the sin of the old world; but here is a way of doing away sin, yet sparing the sinner, by making his Son sin, that … Continue reading

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